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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Airbag light on Reply with quote

Today I swapped my steering wheel over, nice easy job, but now the airbag light is on.

I've tried driving for a few miles but it hasn't cleared it. Sad

Is there a way I can reset it?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need it resetting by an indie or by using a durametric.
For future reference you need to disconnect the battery and wait at least 15 minutes before disconnecting the airbag to prevent triggering the warning light.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only thing i can add is the airbag connections push in then you have to push the clip fully home on the connections ( the bit in the middle ) .. ive had to remove and redo this before as i didnt push it fully home Grrr .. dam annoying i must say .


The pins short out when its removed to generate the fault for the system , not fully connected and they are still shorted out .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had left the battery disconnected for 30 mins prior to removing.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nigel99 wrote:
I had left the battery disconnected for 30 mins prior to removing.


see my post .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had left the battery disconnected for 30 mins prior to removing.


see my post .


Thanks Demort. One of the connectors in the new wheel was missing the orange clip. Could that be the problem?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You lift out the center part of each connector then remove it .. if that part is missing then i would assume the pins will stay shorted out and generate a fault code .

I think but im not sure that the center " plastic pin " can be removed from your old steering wheel harness and fitted .. but as you all know .. i do standard and not this modified stuff .

i just refit or fit new in other words !

EDIT .. probably best if i dont say this but us lot dont even disconnect the battery , we just have the keys out ..

Mind you all mechanics have a death wish so if your not a mechanic ... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent, thanks Demort. I'll give that a go tomorrow and report back.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the bits im talking about ..
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a 997.2 so slightly different
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep but the same type of connection .. have a look tomorrow , there will be a tab in the center of the connection .. if thats missing or not fully home it will generate a code .

Code will be either stage 1 or 2 drivers airbag short / open circuit .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the connector...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its the orange tab in the center that has to be fully pressed home .. if it is then you need a fault code read out and a clear then see if it comes back as from that picture they are both there but you said one was missing ?

If it is missing then see if you can remove it or just remove the entire harness from your old wheel and use that.

All airbag connections on new cars have this pin short system .. reason as far as im aware is that if you unplug the connection with the igntion on it will short the pins and generate a code rather than thinking its in an accident and deploying ... and that would be bad .. very bad .. bent over an airbag when it deploys .. omg .. bad !

Not going to mention the wives tales we hear about people moveing control units with ignition on etc and what happens .. did i say it was bad ?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, that's not my wheel just in image I found on google. I do have the orange tab missing so I'll try a transplant tomorrow from the old wheel. Thanks again for your help.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aghh ok .. youll still need the fault code clearing after you fix it though .

Once an airbag code has been generated then it wont clear untill done so by a tester .
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort wrote:
Aghh ok .. youll still need the fault code clearing after you fix it though .

Once an airbag code has been generated then it wont clear untill done so by a tester .


I had a similar issue when replacing my steering wheel despite having disconnected the battery. I had the key in the ignition when reconnecting the battery and suspect this was the cause of the airbag light. In any event I can confirm that as well as the Durametric and PIWIS the ICarsoft i960 resets the airbag light on a 997.2 and according to the manufacturer other Porsches although this is speculation on some fora that it does NOT work on a 996 and 986...but can't verify this.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

systech1 wrote:
Demort wrote:
Aghh ok .. youll still need the fault code clearing after you fix it though .

Once an airbag code has been generated then it wont clear untill done so by a tester .


I had a similar issue when replacing my steering wheel despite having disconnected the battery. I had the key in the ignition when reconnecting the battery and suspect this was the cause of the airbag light. In any event I can confirm that as well as the Durametric and PIWIS the ICarsoft i960 resets the airbag light on a 997.2 and according to the manufacturer other Porsches although this is speculation on some fora that it does NOT work on a 996 and 986...but can't verify this.


Thanks for this. I just ordered the ICarsoft i960 as I guess it may be useful to have in the tool kit as I'll be keeping the car for a while.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was going to suggest the i960 to clear the codes as shown here http://www.diagnostic-world.com/pages/Porsche_i960_iCarsoft_Multi_System_Diagnostic_Tool_SRS_ABS_Engine_etc__212707-z=656037&p=108089.cfm

But you can also use the POR-II kit (amongst others) http://www.diagnostic-world.com/pages/iCarsoft_POR_II_PORSCHE_Oil_Service_Reset_Multi_System_Diagnostic_Tool_212707-z=656037&p=111381.cfm

Personally used both with excellent results on 991, 997 & 987 (not great with the 996 or 986 though)

Hope you get the light sorted.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news, the light is now off.

I bought the i960 and tried to clear the code first but it wouldn't go off. I then removed the airbag again and was able to replace my missing orange clip on the new wheel by extracting the top part of the connector from the original wheel. It's obvious what too do when you look at it.

Once put back together the code cleared straight away. Happy days. Thanks all. Thumb
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